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Wm Morrison: first loss may not be the last

Wm Morrison has announced its first ever full-year loss, a pre-tax figure of GBP313 million, following the troubled integration of the Safeway group. Although the newly converted Safeway stores are now delivering solid sales, growth could slow to that of the core Morrison stores where like-for-like sales rose by just 0.3% over the year.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Mar 2006
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Expert View

WM Morrison: continues to outperform

The UK's fourth largest grocer has continued to outperform the wider grocery market, with its focus on the quality and freshness of its core offer and its strong value positioning helping it to increase its customer base, especially among value-conscious affluent consumers. Morrison's strong and increasingly relevant proposition also mean it is ideally poised to make further market share gains.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Sep 2009
CommentWire
CommentWire

WM Morrison: completing Safeway merger

More than a year after Morrisons [MRW.L] announced its intention to merge with the Safeway chain, the retailer has finally completed the process. This is only the latest development in the ongoing rationalization of the food and drinks market.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Mar 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

wLANs: taking the trophy

Avaya's wLAN linked World Cup stadiums, officials, volunteers, local authorities and the media in a major feat of networking. Meanwhile, BT has announced widespread wLAN roll-out plans in the UK. These stories highlight that wLAN technology is increasingly viable; converged LAN networking is the next major step in telecoms.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Jul 2002
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

wLAN: revenues will rise to $3.2 billion by 2005

Published By Datamonitor
12 Apr 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Witness: witness the change

Published By Datamonitor
03 Aug 2001
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Withdrawal of Argoscompare.co.uk indicates that price comparison sites face increased scrutiny

Argoscompare.co.uk has been forced to remove and review its site by the Financial Services Authority (FSA). This move is a sign that the price comparison market will face greater regulation going forward, which ultimately should benefit both consumers and aggregators.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Jan 2012
CommentWire
CommentWire

With-profits funds: another savings shambles

The chancellor Gordon Brown has met fierce criticism from the insurance industry over a move to close what he describes as a tax loophole in with-profits funds. The plan, which would increase tax rates on surplus assets in such funds, has unsurprisingly attracted opprobrium as it further demonstrates the government's inability to address the UK savings crisis coherently.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Dec 2004
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With-profits bonds set to double by 2008

Despite the bad publicity surrounding them, the future for with-profits bonds looks bright as customers and IFAs regain confidence in their long-term benefits. The entire with-profits market has been tarred with the same brush, but Datamonitor's Annabel Gorringe explains that the same issues do not apply to bonds and endowments, as their uses are very different...

Published By Datamonitor
01 Jun 2004
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With profits forced into terminal decline by the regulators

With profits investments are a strong product for long term saving, serving many conservative investors well. However, regulatory obsession with transparency and potential mis-selling, combined with a concerted media campaign against them, mean that with profits are in terminal decline. Datamonitor's Nicholas Stephens believes that soon with profits will have a much smaller role to play...<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
29 Aug 2003

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